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Category: Black Berkey® Elements Info
Why Does Water Look Cloudy After Filtering Through Black Berkey® Elements?
A small number of customers have reported that their water (which was clear before filtering) appeared cloudy after filtering it through Berkey® systems equipped with Black Berkey® Elements, and in conjunction, some experience a very slow flow rate. NMCL sells a large number of Berkey® systems and replacement Black Berkey® Elements globally each year, yet […]
Do Black Berkey® Elements Reduce Bromate?
Bromate is a disinfectant byproduct that is formed after bromine reacts with chemical oxidants such as ozone. This process can occur during the treatment of drinking water. While New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. has not conducted specific testing for bromate, our expectation is that reduction of bromate should occur for the following reasons: Bromate (BrO3-) is […]
Does Hydrogen Peroxide Harm Black Berkey® Elements?
Hydrogen peroxide is versatile compound that can be used as an oxidizing agent, a disinfectant, an antimicrobial agent, a bleaching agent, and more. It is also commonly added to drinking water for disinfection purposes and to remove pollutants. While New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. has not conducted specific testing for hydrogen peroxide, our expectation is that […]
Do the Black Berkey® Elements Reduce Dioxane?
Dioxane (also known as 1,4-dioxane, diethylene ether, and diethylene dioxide) is a chemical used as a solvent in industrial products such as paint and pesticides. It can also be found as a trace contaminant in consumer products such as shampoos, detergents and cosmetics. Drinking water can become contaminated by dioxane via manufacturing plant discharges or […]
How should I store my Black Berkey® Elements and how long is their shelf-life?
If you have used your elements: The method of storage depends upon the length of time that the Black Berkey® Elements will not be used: If the filters will not be used between 4 to 15 days and you want to avoid the re-priming process, remove the filters from the system, place them into a […]
Black Berkey® Elements Assembly
The Black Berkey® Elements are the leader of gravity-fed water filtration. We recommend replacing Black Berkey® Elements every 3,000 gallons (6,000 per set of 2 elements). Elements may require replacement sooner based upon the quality of influent water. The Black Berkey® Elements are sold as a set of two and can be used to upgrade […]
Black Berkey® Element Specifications
BLACK BERKEY® ELEMENT SPECIFICATIONS Specially formulated to address 200+ typical contaminants found in tap water and other freshwater sources. Our unique Black Berkey® Elements are made from a proprietary blend of media, and are backed by independent third-party testing. The gold standard in gravity-fed water filtration, authentic Black Berkey® Elements are capable of greater contaminant […]